Yoga for Special Considerations Immersion Workshop
As a yoga instructor, I often hear “I would love to do yoga but I have ______ and I am nervous to try it because of this issue.” Many new yoga students and even seasoned yoga students can have trepidation about practicing yoga if there is a chronic condition or a new injury or development that could potentially change how they practice.
I also hear from newer instructors that they sometimes get nervous if someone comes into their class and has a condition or injury that they are unfamiliar with and are not sure how exactly to instruct their student to change or adapt their practice in this instance. Even if they are familiar with different conditions or situations, every student is unique and may have more than one issue or special consideration that can make adapting yoga poses a bit more challenging.
Imagine as a student, having the comfort and confidence to adapt any yoga practice for your comfort and stability. How nice would it be to know that you could take care of yourself no matter who is teaching the class?
Imagine as a teacher, having the confidence and knowledge to offer options and suggestions in any pose or class that would best serve your students. Wouldn’t it feel good to take care of your students so they feel comfortable in your classes?
In most yoga classes, there are participants who may need a little extra care and attention during that class. It is important to know why you are offering options to them so you can explain, if necessary, so they understand the point of them and can find what works best for them. Yoga instruction is a collaborative effort between the instructor and the student to find what works best for them. This is why knowing the “why” of what you are teaching is important for your students so they can understand the goal and purpose of any modifications you may offer and decide for themselves what works and what does not work for them.
It can be a game changer for your students when you have the knowledge and expertise to move them through yoga classes and yoga poses no matter what they may be dealing with on their mat that day in that shape.
Join Lynda Saffell and I July 8th – 10th for this incredible immersion workshop to broaden your knowledge of a wide variety of special considerations and how best to adapt your teaching, classes and poses to best serve your students needs and see to their comfort! You will be so glad you did!
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